The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15

Let’s talk organic. Buying organic may cost more, but when you do it wisely, it is a smart investment in your health. Organic is more important for some fruits and vegetables over others. Take the lists below with you when you shop!

The Dirty Dozen

Leading health experts, recommend that we buy organic for the following dozen fruits and veggies:

The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15

1. Apples
2. Strawberries
3. Grapes
4. Celery
5. Peaches
6. Spinach
7. Sweet bell peppers
8. Nectarines (imported)
9. Cucumbers
10. Cherry tomatoes
11. Snap peas (imported)
12. Potatoes

The Clean 15

These “Clean 15” are foods you don’t necessarily have to buy organic:

1. Avocados
2. Sweet corn
3. Pineapples
4. Cabbage
5. Sweet peas (frozen)
6. Onions
7. Asparagus
8. Mangoes
9. Papayas
10. Kiwi
11. Eggplant
12. Grapefruit
13. Cantaloupe (domestic)
14. Cauliflower
15. Sweet potatoes

Take these lists with you or keep them on your mobile phone, so the next time you’re in the produce section you can pull up this information and be an educated consumer!

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